Beautiful You Grad Card

Graduation card created with Beautiful You and Sunshine Sayings stamp setsDoesn’t this woman from the Beautiful You stamp set (wood-143004, clear-143637) exude happiness and joy? I thought it would be a perfect image to use on this graduation card for our granddaughter who graduated from high school yesterday. Almost all the product used in this card is new to the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog. The background is one of the patterns in the Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper. I stamped the woman with Basic Grey ink onto Whisper White cardstock; colored her with Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral (for her skin) and Daffodil Delight watercolor pencils; then fussy cut her out.  The sentiment came from the Sunshine Sayings stamp set. I have fallen in love with the 1/4″ Ombre Ribbon in Island Indigo and am going to order both the Calypso Coral and Lemon Lime Twist colors on my next order.

Thanks for stopping by to visit today. If you need to order any of the supplies I used for this card, just click on the images below to find them in my online store.

Flourishing Phrases Anniversary Card

I love it when you can make a quick card from just one stamp set like Flourishing Phrases (wood – 141531, clear – 141534). Our daughter and son-in-law are renewing their marriage vows on their 33rd anniversary on Saturday. The 33rd anniversary stone is the amethyst so I used Elegant Eggplant and Perfect Plum for this card. I have not used those colors in a long time! The rhinestones were added to the card for a little bling and because there was a tiny extraneous spot of Perfect Plum ink by the top sentiment. This is a great way to cover up booboos! You can order the supplies I used for this card by clicking on the images below which are linked to my online store. Thanks for stopping by.

What Is Your Favorite Bundle in the New Catalog?

What is your favorite bundle from the new 2017-2018 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog? Mine is the Colorful Seasons Bundle (145348).

  • It is so very versatile with all four seasons represented,
  • The stamp set Colorful Seasons is a photopolymer set, my favorite type.
  • I love the greetings.
  • The Adirondack chair, leaf skeleton, and snowflake dies are wonderful!

You will be seeing many cards created with this bundle. The one at the top of this post is the first. You can order the supplies for this card by clicking on the images below.

The New Stampin’ Up! 2017-2018 Catalog Is Live!

2017-2018 catalog front cover

I am so excited that we can now order from the new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog! While we demos can place a preorder for certain items, there were several other things I have been patiently waiting to order. Yep…I placed my first order today. Check out these videos from Stampin’ Up! that shows a few products in the new catalog. Then contact me so I can send you your own copy of the catalog for free!

Thanks for coming by to visit. Leave a comment below with your favorite item from the new 2017-2018 Stampin’ Up! Annual catalog.

Stampin’ Up! Retirement List is Out!

Header for Retirement List

The retirement list is online! Just gotta make room for new product so Stampin’ Up! retires product that either didn’t sell well or has been around for a while. Some of the retiring product is on sale and will not last long so check the list out right away.  Of course, all the bundles in the 2016-2017 Annual Occasions catalogs retire even if the stamps and dies in the bundle do not retire so order them now and save 10%! Use the links below to see what is retiring.

Stamps

Bundles

Everything else

Items at 50% 0ff:
Balloon Thinlit Pop-Up Dies OC pg 5
Basket Builder Framelits Dies
OC pg 18
Sprinkles Embellishments
OC pg 32
Falling Petals Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
OC pg 51
Cheerful Tags Framelits Dies
OC pg 55
There are more items from the Occasions Catalog that are discounted up to 40% off so be sure to check the lists right away before these sell out. All the product in the 2015-2017 In Colors sells out quickly as well. Now is the time to stock up!

Check out the information concerning the retirement list that Stampin’ Up! posted:

Main Information:

  • Promotion dates: April 10–May 31, 2017 beginning at 1:00 PM (MT).
  • No minimum purchase required.
  • Retiring items may be added to all order types: demonstrator, workshop, customer, and online.
  • Retiring items are eligible for Stampin’ Rewards with qualifying orders.

Order Information:

  • All retiring items will be discontinued after May 31.
  • All retiring accessories and tools are available while supplies last.
  • Due to high demand for retiring stamp sets, we’ll keep producing retiring stamp sets until May 22. After May 22, all retiring stamp sets will be available while supplies last.
  • Select discounts may vary by market depending on inventory levels.
  • Depending on inventory levels, we may add additional discounts to select products in May.
    • These discounts will not be preannounced.
    • If you or a customer buys a product at retail price and then it is later discounted, Stampin’ Up! will not refund the difference.
    • If there is a product you or your customer wants, we recommend buying it right away and not waiting to see if it’s discounted later or you/your customer risk it being sold out.
  • Discounts will be applied to select retiring items only.
  • Please start your orders for retiring products after the promotion starts. Orders that are started before the promotion begins will not include the discounted prices.

Have fun shopping and saving!
Sue

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photo of March Paper Pumpkin bunny treat bags

These darling bunny treat bags were the project in the March Paper Pumpkin kit. I bought two refills so I had enough to send to all our grandchildren and greats for Easter. They were so easy to make and so much fun.

photo of bunny treat sack from March Paper Pumpkin

When you subscribe to the Paper Pumpkin, Stampin’ Up! sends you a unique project each month. It is like getting happy mail in your mailbox and is always a great surprise. The May kit promises to be an even more exciting project as April marks the 4th anniversary of Paper Pumpkin. Sara Douglas, the CEO of Stampin’ Up! designed the April project and has even included a free gift in the kit.

The thing is that you have to subscribe today to get the May kit. Go here for more information and to subscribe.

New Sale-A-Bration Freebies Available Feb 21!

Check out these three new choices for Free product during Sale-A-Bration! Just order $50 in product and choose one of these great FREE items. Visit my online store to place your order by clicking the button on the right. Remember that for every $50 purchased from me, you can fill in one of the boxes in my Frequent Shopper form. To read more about this program and download the form click here

New colors of Glimmer paper for Sale-A-Bration. photo of Reverse Words new Free product for Sale-A-Bration photo of Make a Medallion stamp set that is a new Sale-A-Bration Freebie

Detailed Dragonfly Birthday Card

Birthday card created with Detailed Dragonfly Thinlit Dies and Watercolor Wash stamp set

Just look at those beautiful dragonflies cut with the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Dies from Sweet Sugarplum Glimmer paper! Yes, you read that right…Sweet Sugarplum Glimmer paper. A pack of glimmer paper which includes 4 sheets each of Sweet Sugarplum, Bermuda Bay, and Mint Macaron glimmer paper is one of the three new FREE Sale-A-Bration products you can choose from when you spend $50 in Stampin’ Up! products during January, February, and March.

Now on to the card. I resisted getting the very popular Dragon Fly Dreams bundle for a while because I already have all the butterfly dies Stampin’ Up! offers and really didn’t need to also have a set of dragonflies as well. Yeah…right! I especially love this particular die with the dragonflies flying up and it is this die that finally hooked me into getting the bundle.

I envisioned the dragonflies coming up out of grass with flowers in the background so I brought out my Watercolor Wash background stamp and used Pear Pizazz, Sweet Sugarplum, and Pool Party markers on it. Then I spritzed it with water and stamped onto watercolor paper. The sentiment is from the Special Reason stamp set. Click on the images below to go to their place in my online store to order any of the supplies you need to CASE this card.

Sealed with Love Tags

Valentine tag created with Sealed with Love Bundle

This Sealed with Love Bundle of stamp set and corresponding dies is perfect for making a Valentine tag to add to a little box of chocolates as a gift for the childcare providers at our local MOPS (Mothers of Pre-Schoolers) group. I love the little envelopes and tiny note cards. Since these were for the childcare people, I thought the sentiment from the Swan Lake stamp set was the perfect choice. I embossed the tag after stamping the sentiment with the new Falling Petals Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. I think the name really should be Falling Hearts as they look more like hearts to me than petals. But then, I wasn’t asked…LOL!

Remember that this is Sale-A-Bration time at Stampin’ Up! and you can choose a FREE item in the Sale-A-Bration brochure for each $50 you purchase in product from any of our current catalogs.

3 month prepaid subscriptions (137859) to Paper Pumpkin are an easy way to get that FREE SAB item. The 3 month prepaid subscription is on sale for only $55 through March 31st. You can order any number of multiples of the 3 month subscriptions. You will receive an email with an activation code for each 3 month subscription. Be sure to save those activation codes to use when the first 3 month subscription expires so you can begin the next three month subscription. If you are a current subscriber, your monthly billing of $19.95 will be suspended while you use the prepaid subscriptions.

To order the supplies I used to make this tag, just click on the images below.